Published on : Saturday, September 2, 2017
They lay down blankets and mats on the gym floor of the Champions Islamic Centre for the people seeking shelter from Hurricane Harvey, both Muslims and non-Muslims.
This aside, they also donated boxes of food and clothes.
The gym was supposed to host a large congregation of people during the Friday morning prayer for the Eid ul Adha festival that is also well reputed as the festival of sacrifice and one of the mist sacred days of Islam.
However, the leaders of the mosque have been adamant.
Even if the number of people attending the prayers is large, the shelter would not be shutting its doors to evacuees.
The Muslim community of Houston, is estimated to be at least about 50,000 people. They have opened a majority of its community centres and sent a large number of volunteers to serve food and deliver donations. Some of them have even rescued neighbours from high water.